Missions: Conversion in Indonesia

During the long, unhappy dictatorship of Sukarno, Christian missionaries in Indonesia were plagued by Communist troublemakers and Moslem terrorists, and subjected to periodic harassment by a capricious government. Today, the predominantly Moslem nation—in which Christians number less than 10% of the 110 million population—is the scene of an explosive evangelical revival that the U.S. journal Presbyterian Life calls "one of the largest movements toward Christianity in modern decades." In the 20 months since the anti-Communist revolution, Roman Catholic and Protestant churches have won an estimated 250,000 converts.

In East and Central Java alone, 65,000 persons have been converted. In the...

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